Bay Area Tattoo Convention
October 7, 2019
Bay Area Tattoo Convention Retrospective
In anticipation of the 15th annual Bay Area Tattoo Convention, set to take place in late October of 2019, TTTISM highlights some of its articles on the convention to date.
August 8, 2019
Arnaud Ele X Another Beautiful Day
Photographer Arnaud Ele presents his series of photos about a couple, and in particular Cat¬¬¬–a man who made his body the territory of positive thoughts.
July 16, 2019
Archive: Women of Myanmar (@desthex_artworks) in TTTism Issue 3
This feature is excerpted from TTTism Issue 3.
July 2, 2019
Archive: Liz Harris (@ratteface) for TTTism Issue 2
Tattoo collector Liz Peckam is featured in this excerpt from TTTism Issue 2.
June 25, 2019
Archive: Vincent Van De Waal for TTTism Issue 2
This interview with Vincent Van De Waal is excerpted from TTTism Issue 2.
June 11, 2019
Archive: Sean Risley (@seanrisley) for TTTism Issue 2
Tattoo collector Sean Risley is featured in this excerpt from TTTism Issue 2.
May 25, 2019
Karl Knight (@k_dylan)
We interview Karl Knight, Buyer at Autograph Menswear in Birmingham, UK. Knight gives us a breakdown of his growing collection of tattoos, which combine multiple visual styles and strategic placement.
April 29, 2019
“Cat and the Cats” (@4.44percent x @rebeccadorothyx)
April 3, 2019
Jessie “Juicy” Wells (@bruja_mota)
We speak with Jessie “Juicy” Wells, manager of Colorado’s Think Tank Tattoo and practicing health coach, about her impactful collection of figural tattoos.
February 25, 2019
Luca Cerlini (@lucasecretwood)
We interview Italian documentarist and commercial videographer, Luca Cerlini, about his extensive and symbolically rich collection of tattoos.
July 16, 2018
Josh Deane (@joshdeaneofficial)
Melbourne-based model, tattoo collector, and creative Josh Deane explains the inspiration behind his impactful work alongside a stunning visual portrait filmed by Justin Hart.
January 29, 2018
Hayden Gan De Mari (@haydengan)
We are pleased to present the formidable collection of Hayden Gan De Mari, a tattoo collector and menswear buyer located in Fremantle, Australia. Hayden discloses the ways in which his tattoos serve to both increase his self-esteem and realize the image he has had of himself from a very young age.
January 22, 2018
José Prager (@joseprager)
José Prager is a Mexican tattoo collector and business owner who splits his time between Mexico City and Hollywood. Prager details his collection of punctuative, black tattoos and the process of transforming his body.
January 15, 2018
John Ola details his motivation behind the raw but no less ornamental tattoo collection he has been acquiring for some time. Formalized by him as an art project, Ola lets his unshaded text and symbolism “speak for itself.”
January 15, 2018
A short film documenting the minimal text and symbolism of John Ola's tattoo collection. For a full length feature and interview, find our supplementary post on John below.
January 8, 2018
We interview Ross Tulloch about his collection of colorful, (neo)traditional tattoos done by artists such as Fergus Simms and Steve Boltz. Tulloch describes his process of discovering and following the development of new artists and the ways in which his collection has allowed him to have a more comfortable relationship with his body.
January 1, 2018
In this collector profile, Tom Kiblawi tells us about building his collection of minimalist tattoos from some of London’s most notorious DIY tattooers. Tom details the night of his first piece, the monumental value of his collection, and the importance of being tattooed by friends.
December 21, 2017
Shop manager and tattoo collector, Maxime Dalix, shows us her considerable work–done almost exclusively in black and grey.
December 17, 2017
London-based tattoo collector Grant McKenzie shares some interesting stories about his eclectic array of work, emphasizing the place of tattooing in travel, community, and the logistical struggles inherent in arriving at the studio in one piece.
December 12, 2017
We interview designer Samuel Ross of the emerging fashion label, A-COLD-WALL*. Ross speaks on the inspiration behind his tattoo collection, its relation to fashion design, and the different forms that his creative impulse takes.
November 28, 2017
Photographer and tattooist Elvia Iannaccone Gezlev interviews Leafar Seyer of San Diego-based band, Prayers. Coupled with this interview are striking photos of the band taken in New York by Gezlev.